Proposed Project Albany – Project Update
As required by the The Environmental Assessment Act (the Act), CanPacific Potash has prepared an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) evaluating the environmental implications of the proposed Project Albany. The Act requires that the EIS and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment’s (Ministry) review of the EIS be made available for public review. The EIS, Technical Review Comments (TRCs) prepared by the Ministry, and a public notice advertising the review period are available by clicking the link below.
Project Albany is a proposed solution potash mine in southern Saskatchewan located in CanPacific Potash’s KL 262 potash lease. Project Albany is located approximately 50 km southeast of Regina near the Town of Francis and the Village of Sedley Saskatchewan in the rural municipalities (RM) of Francis No. 127 and Lajord No. 128. Project Albany would produce approximately 3.25 million tonnes of potash per year and would have significant short- and long-term benefits for the local and regional economy including: the creation of jobs, purchase of supplies and services, payment of taxes during construction, operation and decommissioning, as well as royalty payments to the Province of Saskatchewan over an estimated 70-year period.
Public Engagement is a process that involves the public in various forms of problem solving, decision making, opportunity identification, and the collection of community input to make sustainable decisions. CanPacific Potash and SNC-Lavalin Inc. (SNC-Lavalin) are firm believers in public engagement and pride themselves in building long lasting community relationships.
CanPacific Potash is a Joint Venture between North Atlantic Potash Inc., a subsidiary of JSC Acron and Rio Tinto Potash Management Inc., a subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc, which consists of eight potash permits covering 230,816 hectares in the southern region of the district. The project has mainly focused on permit KP 405.
SNC-Lavalin Inc. (SNC-Lavalin-Saskatoon) was retained by CanPacific Potash to provide services including a site selection study, environmental baseline studies, environmental permitting support, and regulatory and stakeholder engagement for the Albany Project. Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. Our Saskatchewan team of leading environmental specialists, earth scientists, and engineers specialize in consulting for the Saskatchewan potash mining industry.